| Sep 17, 2012
| 10:24 AM
Mountain View, Calif., company Complete Genomics Inc. agreed to a buyout offer from Chinese genomics firm BGI-Shenzen, an acquisition the two businesses are valuing at $117.6 million
The $3.15-a-share offer comes a few months after Complete Genomics said...
| May 16, 2012
| 3:03 PM
Legg Mason's stock rose nearly 7.5 percent Wednesday on news that the company will pay off $1.25 billion in senior notes held by private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. to reduce its outstanding debt.
Its shares gained $1.67 to close at $24.05...
| May 18, 2012
| 12:20 PM
Winnebago Industries Inc., maker of the cult favorite recreational vehicles, reviewed and rejected an unsolicited $321.5 million takeover bid from a private equity firm Friday.
In a letter, North Street Capital offered $11 per share in cash for Winnebago...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 10:22 AM
Drugstore chain Walgreen Co.’s deal Tuesday with European pharmaceutical, health and beauty giant Alliance Boots is one best described with words such as “largest,” “biggest” and “most.”
Walgreens, the biggest U....
| Jan 3, 2013
| 5:41 PM
Percolating for weeks, Tom O’Brien’s return to Virginia’s football coaching staff as associate head coach became reality Thursday.
The final hurdle was O’Brien’s contract at North Carolina State, which fired him as head...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Aside from the business suit he was wearing, which he joked was rented for the occasion, Sam Zell was never more himself than when he appeared at a New York lender conference in April 2007 to hawk his $8.2 billion buyout of Tribune Co.
| Feb 14, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Warren Buffett has been very publicly casting about for a big deal – and he's found one in the Heinz ketchup company.
Through his investment firm, Berkshire Hathaway, the famed investor is teaming up with a Brazilian private-equity firm to acquire...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 8:08 PM
Before they began practice one recent morning in Salt Lake City, Olympic bronze medalist Lana Gehring of Glenview and four other elite speedskaters had to assemble protective pads around the walls of a municipal rink. Working in tandem, the skaters...
| Apr 11, 2011
Shares of 99 Cents Only Stores Inc. jumped Monday after one of the company’s biggest shareholders said the business was worth as much as 23% more than a management buyout offer now on the table. The FBR Focus Fund, an......
| May 21, 2011
-- It's been a busy week for the nation's most well-known bookstore chains. On Thursday, Barnes & Noble announced that it had received a buyout offer from Liberty Media for $17 a share in cash. And Borders is reportedly in......
| May 25, 2011
After more than a year of searching for a buyer, California Pizza Kitchen said Wednesday that it would be acquired by the private equity firm Golden Gate Capital for $470 million, or $18.50 a share. But another investment group quickly......